Steven Van Zandt Avoids A Possible Conflict With Dave Grohl And Eddie Vedder
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recently posted a tweet to reveal his favorite song from the grunge era, while trying not to instigate a possible feud with his fellow musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder.
Steven Van Zandt is a prominent figure in the music scene due to his contributions as a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. When asked about his opinions on Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl in 2018, Van Zandt said rockers like Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder give him hope.
Dave Grohl joined Nirvana as their drummer in 1990, just before the release of their breakthrough record ‘Nevermind.’ On the other hand, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder contributed to Seattle’s grunge scene with his distinctive baritone vocals. Along with Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and others, these acts helped popularize grunge music in the 1990s.
Recently, Van Zandt made a list of the best American bands in music history on his Twitter after a fan asked him his opinions on the Byrds. However, some didn’t like the guitarist’s choices, so they made negative remarks about Van Zandt’s list. As a result of these reactions, he decided to delete his tweet.
After this incident, another fan asked Van Zandt about his favorite band from the grunge scene, knowing that the guitarist doesn’t like grunge music that much. In response, Van Zandt stated that Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl are his friends, so he gave Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ as his favorite song to play it safe.
In a recent tweet, one of Steven Van Zandt’s fans asked the following:
“I know it’s not totally your speed/in your personal taste, but I’m wondering if you have a favorite band from the grunge scene?”
Van Zandt then responded:
“With Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl as friends, let me play it safe and call ‘Black Hole Sun’ my favorite song from the era.”
You can see the tweets and listen to Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ below.
With both Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl as friends let me play it safe and call Black Hole Sun my favorite song from the era. https://t.co/0QwuUDJgH3
— 🕉Stevie Van Zandt☮️ (@StevieVanZandt) August 7, 2022